Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Busy Couple Of Months

Renovations, maintenance and a new school year. Boy, oh boy, has it been a busy couple of months!

Rob and I had both been feeling a little demoralized by the economy and not getting everything done all at once (we can be impatient people). To lift us up I thought I'd put together a list of the things we've accomplished so far. I really need to get pictures of what the house looks like now. Maybe one day next week after homework and dinner!

Greening of the Fleming Home

CFLs throughout
Renewable resource materials
  • Bamboo countertops with natural oil sealer
  • Bamboo floors
Energy Star appliances
Filling the dishwasher to maximum capacity before running
Green cleaning products
Low VOC paint

Living Room
Renewable Materials
Bamboo floors
Passive Solar heating (windows)

Dining Room
Cloth napkins
Passive solar heat

Bed rooms
Ceiling fans
Passive solar heat (master bedroom)

Dual flush toilet

Energy star washer

Low water plants and lawn (we hardly ever water)

Whole House
Green cleaning products
Low VOC paints
Programmable thermostat
Paperless bill pay
Buy local food